Read this: BBC - Newsnight: Michael Crick: Why Chris Patten got the BBC job
Summary: As a former Chairman of the Conservative Party, Patten doesn't exactly fit that description. Patten might lack experience when it comes to new technology, but the Culture Secretary felt that somebody who had stood up to Margaret Thatcher in the '80s, and to the Chinese government in the '90s, would be good at protecting the corporation's interests. - bbc.co.ukwww.bbc.co.ukBBC - Newsnight: Michael Crick: Why Chri…
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